Dead Cross (Faith No More, ex Slayer, The Locust, Retox members) has been working on a new album for release at some point in 2020, but today they shared a cover as a new single. Black Flag’s searing ‘Rise Above’ has been covered by the band in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The band shared a video and a mission statement for the track you can see here.
Dead Cross – Rise Above (Black Flag cover) created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism. As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled LA police commission meeting.
The video for “Rise Above” was edited by Displaced/Replaced. Filmed by Dave Lombardo, The Lonely Rager, and Becky DiGiglio. Track mixed by Jim Goodwin.
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After teasing it on social media, Mr. Bungle has shared their cover of The Exploiteds political punk anthem ‘USA’! The single and limited edition t-shirt is out now with 100% of proceeds donated to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund! The Bay Area band, whose current incarnation features original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross) and Trey Spruance with Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), is donating 100% of the proceeds from both the song and a limited edition t-shirt to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, through the 4th of July. The shirt, which will only be offered through Independence Day, is available exclusively via Mr. Bungle’s webstore (https://blixtmerchandise.shop/mr-bungle). The MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund was created by The Recording Academy to help those within the music community who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The cover is amazing and an amazing comeback for the band, for whom the track marks their first new music released in 21 years, since the seminal California album! The song is available now on all digital platforms via Ipecac Recordings. Jam the track out now and order now if you can help!
As we have been saying Charlie Benantehas been killing it in quarantine, teaming up with many of his famous metal musician friends to play covers from quarantine. Now he has again reteamed with featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle) and they have done their classic song ‘Speak English or Die’, recast as ‘Speak Spanish or Die’. Mr. Bungle, fronted by Patton, played the song on tour this February. Last month S.O.D., which includes Benante, his Anthrax bandmate Scott Ian, and Dan Lilker, teamed up for renditions of ‘March Of The S.O.D.’ and ‘Chromatic Death’. Patton makes an appearance in the accompanying video as “The Lonely Rager,” complete with a cowboy hat and bandana mask. Watch it now!
Following up on last month’s relief efforts to aid bands affected by the coronavirus. Renowned Grammy-winning producer Marc Urselli (U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave, John Zorn, Mike Patton) is collaborating with Latin Grammy-winning Kevorkian Mastering (Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews Band) on a crazy giveaway! Continue reading →
“What if there’s no more fun to have?” This seems to be a common sentiment among many when looking at the state of the world these days. Here at Ghost Cult, we’re hoping to bring a little joy, perhaps, dare I say, a will to live? If you’re anything like me, music is as essential to you as the air that you breathe, the blood in your veins, or Matt Pike’s lack of a shirt.Continue reading →
Renowned producer Marc Urselli (U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave, John Zorn, Mike Patton) is mixing three bands for FREE as a part of a giveaway he is hosting to support independent artists during the coronavirus crisis. All bands need to do to sign up at the link below and enter their bands’ name. Bands can direct fans to this same page which acts as a poll. The three highest vote-getters will each get a song mixed for free by the legendary producer.Continue reading →
A few days after teasing a new recording, Mr. Bungle has shared more photos on social media (Instagram and Twitter). The band is apparently in the studio working on new recordings, likely with the lineup that just performed the Mr. Bungle reunion shows last month. Joining Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance for those shows were Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Suicidal Tendencies and Dead Cross drummer Dave Lombardo. In addition to performing all of The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny demo, the band performed several “new” songs live that were just early unreleased Bungle hardcore songs, eight covers and ten originals overall during their shows. The band has not released any new music since theirCalifornia album in 1999. Any new Mr. Bungle release would be a cause to celebrate so fingers crossed! Continue reading →
According to a published report, in a new interview with Premier Guitar, Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard) says that supergroup Tomahawk is working on a new album. It will be the follow-up to their 2013 release Oddfellows (Ipecac Recordings). Watch the video below! Continue reading →
In an update to social media, drumming legend Dave Lombardo (ex Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Original Misfits, Mr. Bungle) has given an update on the progress of the new album from Hardcore Punk supergroup Dead Cross. Lombardo reports that tracking for drums, guitar and bass are finished and they are waiting for vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) to record his parts. The new Dead Cross LP, due out on Ipecac Recordings later this year, is one of the most anticipated releases of 2020! Continue reading →
Mr. Bungle is gearing up for their reunion shows in February in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. The band will perform their 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny in its entirety. It will mark the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. The band comprised of original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for the dates. Opening acts for the six shows will include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts, and Spotlights,.The band posted to social media that they are working on cover songs for the show, and hopefully some other Mr. Bungle tracks will be played, since their final album, California, turned twenty years old in 2019. Once again, no further cities are being added to this mini-tour according to the bands’ spokesperson.Continue reading →